Banana Bread Baked Oats


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Baked oats taste almost like a breakfast cake, a healthy, deliciously cozy way to start a busy day!

These oats are filled with healthy ingredients and take just minutes to blend. Top the oats with fresh bananas and a bit of butter to serve.

Banana Bread Baked Oats with bananas on top

Banana Bread Baked Oats

There’s good reason baked oats are Tiktok famous. Easy to make and full fo flavor.

  • Quick and easy to assemble, bake, and serve. One dish for everyone in the morning is an energy saver!
  • Protein and fiber-filled to keep everyone going all day!
  • Make baked oats with mix and match ingredients!

Ingredients and Variations

OATMEAL: Use old fashion oats (AKA rolled oats) for the best cake-like texture. The chia seeds and collagen (which is optional) help make the oatmeal thick and add a serious punch of protein.

MILK Use either regular milk or a non-dairy alternative like almond milk.

FRUIT & MIX-INS: Just like a classic banana bread, bananas add both flavor and moisture to this recipe. You can add in a sprinkle of other fruits as well like blueberries, raspberries, or sliced strawberries. Walnuts can be switched out for any kind of nut.

How to Make Baked Oats

  1. Save half of the banana for serving. Place all remaining ingredients (per the recipe below) in a small blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a prepared bowl. Gently stir in the nuts.
  3. Bake and enjoy.

Top with remaining sliced banana & salted butter to make this taste like the perfect slice of banana bread.

In the Microwave:

  1. Prepare as above.
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes, stir, then microwave another 2 minutes. Add additional milk, if necessary.
  3. Remove baked oats from microwave & top with extra bananas. Let baked oats rest about 3 minutes before serving.

process of mixing ingredient to make a Banana Bread Baked Oats

Tips for Making Baked Oats

  • The batter can be prepared the night before and kept covered in the refrigerator until ready to bake. Add 5 minutes to the baking time.
  • For super crunchy nuts with more flavor, toast them in a dry sauté pan for about 3 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Top with warmed maple syrup, whipped cream, and if serving as an after-school treat or dessert, a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
  • Most ceramic or glass dishes are oven-safe. Check the bottom of your bowl to make sure.
  • Depending on the dish size, you may need a few minutes more or less.

a bowl of banana baked oats

Storing

Once the banana bread baked oats are fully cooked then cooled, slice them into desired sizes and wrap each bar in plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator or freezer for a grab-and-go, energizing snack!

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Review Recipe

Banana Bread Baked Oats

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 bowl
Author Holly Nilsson
These baked oats are full of simple, healthy ingredients and are so filling & flavorful!

Ingredients

  • 1 banana divided
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • ½ tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 scoop collagen optional
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts chopped
  • salted butter for topping

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Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Grease a small baking dish or a large ramekin (about 4" wide) and set aside.
  • Add ½ of the banana, oats, milk, agave, chia seeds, baking powder, vanilla, and salt as well as the collagen powder, if using, to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the blended oats into the prepared baking dish.
  • Stir in the walnuts, letting some rest on the top of the batter.
  • Bake for 25-28 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the oats.
  • Top with the remaining ½ of the banana (sliced) and salted butter and enjoy warm.

Recipe Notes

The dish should be at least 11oz and be at least 4 inches wide to allow for proper baking.
The oats will puff up and will settle back down after coming out of the oven.
I do recommend placing the baking dish on a small baking sheet since the smaller dishes can be harder to handle with oven mitts.
Almond, cashew, soy, or regular milk can also be used in this recipe.
Collagen powder can be replaced with protein powder or omitted completely.
This really does taste like banana bread, but the walnuts and butter are KEY to getting that flavor.
If you really want the banana flavor to build, blend all of the ingredients EXCEPT the baking powder and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, mix in the baking powder and bake. The oats may require an additional few minutes of bake time.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 514, Carbohydrates: 78g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Sodium: 756mg, Potassium: 1090mg, Fiber: 11g, Sugar: 30g, Vitamin A: 83IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 408mg, Iron: 3mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Baked Oats, baked oats recipe, Banana Bread Baked Oats, how to make baked oats
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
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